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WITH

THE BEST AUTHORS.

SELECTED AND ARRANGED,

WITH SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL NOTICES,

BY CHARLES KNIGHT.

ILLUSTRATED WITH PORTRAITS.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
CHARLES KNIGHT, LUDGATE STREET.

1847

LONDON :

GEORGE WOODFALL AND SON,

ANGEL COURT, SRINNER STREET.

CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

SUBJECT.

AUTHOR. Page

91. The Massacre of St. Bartholomew

MME. DE MORNAY , 1

92. Prayer . . . . . . . . :

JEREMY TAYLOR . . 10

93. Trees . . . . . . . . . .

VARIOUS...

94.. Caius Marius . . . . . . . . .

PLUTARCH (LONG.]

95. Griselda . . . . . . . . . . .

BOCCACCIO . . .

96. The Death of Lord Falklan

CLARENDON . .

ANONYMOUS

97. The Slide of Alpnach iii.......

98. To his Brother . .i i . . :

KEATS. . . .

99. Christian Charity . i. iii....

J. B. SUMNER..

100. Escape from the Bastille .: : : : : :

DE LA TUDE..

101. Rural Life in England ..

W. IRVING . .

102. The Moskito Indian of Juan Fernandez . . DAMPIER. ...

103. Contentment and Thankfulness . . . . .

IZAAK WALTON .

104. Sisters of Charity . . . .

SOUTHEY ...

. .

105. The Mocking Bird :..;

· ALEX. WILSON .

BAXTER

106. Dying Thoughts ,iii:

. . :

107. Preface to the Schoolmaster : : :

AschaM . .

108. Gardens . . .

. . .

JESSE . . . .

. . . . .

109. Highland Snow Storm:....

John WILSON. .

110. Crabbe and Burke, i

(1. CRABBE, JUN.. .

111. Statesmanship. ..

MACHIAVELLI. .

112. The Great Dismal Swamp of America

LYELL . . . .

. 119

113. The Passage of the Red Sea ...,

HEBER . . . . . 123

114 and 115. The Earthquake at Lisbon . . .

Davy, .... 128

116. The Great Author of Civilization ..

Ray. . . . ..

.. ..

117. Epistle to a Friend . . . . . . . . . . .

S. ROGERS : .

118. The Mountain of Miseries . :..

ADDISON . . .

119. Of Improving by good Examples ..

O. FELTHAM, .

120. Primitive Christians :::.

W. CAVE . . . 160

121. Summer .

. 165

. . . . . . .

VARIOUS ...

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122. Origin of Duelling . . . . . .

BASSOMPIERRE ,

123. Rural Life in Sweden .. . i

LONGFELLOW..

124. An Elizabethan Country-House :::

SIR J. CULLUM . , 181

125. The History of a Philosophic Vagabond . . . GOLDSMITH . . . 186

126. It will never do to be Idle . ........

ANONYMOUS . . . 194

127. Introduction to the Pight Thoughts ...i YOUNG . . . . . 199

128. Deposition of King Richard II. . . . . . . .

ANONYMOUS . . . 203

129. Apophthegms.-IV.. . . . . . . . . . .

VARIOUS . . .

130. John Elwes, the Miser . . . . . . . . . .

TOPHAM . . . . 216

131. Happiness in Solitude ..........

J. J. ROUSSEAU , . 230

132. Morning .. . · · · · ::

VARIOUS . . . . 234

133. Co-operation · · · · · · · · · · · ·

E. G. WAKEFIELD . 240

134. Fortune .............. LUCAS ..... 245

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